The answer to this question depends entirely on how much fixing is required to get the house back in flawless shape. Your real estate agent might have found you the home of your dreams but the seller has not quite done his homework right – the house has not been given the facelift that is required when presenting it for sale. With the help of your agent or maybe a professional home inspector, determine the amount of fixing up that is required in terms of costs. Be sure you keep a clear definition of the term “fixing up”. Major constructional repair work will not qualify as a fix-up job and in such a case, you should reconsider the purchase.